Employment and Volunteering
Short Term Volunteer Opportunities
International Dinner Cooks:
We still need cooks for our International Dinner & Performance Night on March 11th! If you or an organization you're involved with celebrates a different culture or are from a country other than the US, please consider sharing that with other students and community at the International Dinner by cooking an authentic main dish or dessert from that culture. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the International Dinner section on our website.
We are looking for a group of volunteers to advertise for the International Dinner on campus. This would include postering, flyering, and chalking all over campus when tickets go on sale shortly! We'll supply what you need. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Semester Long Volunteer Opportunities
Friday Forum Lecture Series Volunteering
A volunteer is needed to record the lectures and to help set up the sound system for our Friday Forum Lecture Series. This would also require the volunteer to upload the recorded lecture to youtube after the lecture. This opportunity would require approximately 2-3 hours every Friday starting around 11am. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Food Runner Volunteer:
We need a food runner volunteer to take orders to the Thai Eatery located in the Y and then serve the food to the customer during the Friday Forum lecture. The volunteer receives a free lunch from the Thai Eatery! It would require volunteering every Friday from 11:30am to approximately 12:30 pm. You are more than welcome to stay for the lecture to enjoy your free meal. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Friday Forum Committee Member:
There is an opening to join the Friday Forum Lecture Series Committee. The Committee decides the theme and speakers for the upcoming semester and organizes its execution. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On Call Office Volunteering
Want to be contacted for clerical volunteering opportunities when they arise? This includes preparing mailings or completing basic office work. Send an email to email@example.com.
Student Group Volunteer Opportunities
VIS-A-VIS Tutors Needed
Y Student Group, VIS-A-VIS, offers volunteers two different environments in which they can tutor. Your role as a volunteer in the school is to provide a vital instructional service as a one-on-one tutor or classroom aide in the Champaign-Urbana schools. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, visit their Volunteer page.
Alternative Spring Break: Applications for Trips Being Accepted
Applications available on ASB's website
Alternative Spring Break (commonly ASB) is a student-run, non-profit volunteer organization of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University YMCA. ASB sends U of I students on nationwide service trips four times throughout the year. During their fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks, ASB participants travel throughout the country to learn about and actively combat social justice and environmental issues.
In addition to service opportunities within our student programs, you can also volunteer for the Y. Volunteer opportunities range from short-term and occasional for special events, mailings, etc. to long-term commitments as administrative support or as a member on a YMCA programming committee.
[If you are a student group in need of volunteers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with relevant information such as name of student group, date and time, type of event, activities involved, location, website, contact information, etc.]
For information on other volunteer opportunities, including:
- Long-term volunteers
- Dump and Run
- Group Opportunities
Have special skills you'd like to share with the Y or further develop? Let us know!
Please contact the Y at (217) 337-1500 x11 or email email@example.com